Members Only Area
Bookmark and Share
sidebar menu icon

OCEAN

OCEAN. The steamship Ocean, of the Texas Navy, was commanded for a time by Thomas Wigg Grayson.qv She was mainly paid for by the citizens of Mobile, Alabama. The Ocean arrived at Velasco with Thomas Jefferson Green, H. A. Hubbell, and a group of volunteers, who prevented Antonio López de Santa Anna's being sent to Mexico. In July 1836 the Ocean, loaded with volunteers protected by cotton bales (i.e., a "cotton-clad steamer"), helped rescue the Brutus when it was blockaded at Matagorda by the Mexican brig Vencedor del Álamo.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: 
Alex Dienst, "The Navy of the Republic of Texas," Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association 12–13 (January-October 1909; rpt., Fort Collins, Colorado: Old Army Press, 1987).
Art Leatherwood

Image Use Disclaimer

All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.

For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml

If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.

Citation

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

Handbook of Texas Online, Art Leatherwood, "Ocean," accessed May 30, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/qto01.

Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.